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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 8, 2009 5:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hugh Hopper RIP

I think Brian Jones is criminally underrated - hell, didn't he bring Hendrix to Monterey Pop? Enough said.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 8, 2009 7:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hugh Hopper RIP

His majesty
Prince Jones smiled as he
Moved among the crowd
Ten thousand electric guitars
Were groovin' real loud, yeah

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jun 8, 2009 8:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hugh Hopper RIP

...down in Monterey, dum-dah.... :)

Interesting choices, not many would've picked those three, but I can see the reasoning behind them all. And they are dear to me, too. You're an insightful man, Mr. Tell...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 8, 2009 9:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hugh Hopper RIP

I am just glad nobody got on me for mis-counting...I use to say "three" and for the life of me I can't recall who the original three were, but I think it was originally (when I first started thinking about important 60s folks) Holly, Barrett and Jones and then I added Donovan at some point...At least I didn't put in Sonny or Cher.

Yet.

[jk]

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jun 8, 2009 9:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hugh Hopper RIP

lol, I meant the last 3, hee hee. But Syd is my man too, in fact, I don't like much Floyd after he split. *donning Class 5 Armor in order to dodge white bricks hurled by PF fans* :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 9, 2009 6:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hugh Hopper RIP

I lived with THAT all my life! Most fans of theirs aren't like "us" in that I will mention Piper and they are clueless...they will mention Emily and ALane as the only early songs that might have this Syd guy on them, etc., etc.

They really focus on the mid 70s efforts, DSOTM and Wall...though I can listen to DSOTM, more for reminding me of those days, I really left them behind after the second album.

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Jun 9, 2009 6:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hugh Hopper RIP

I have a lot of live stuff from the 69-72 years of PF.
Very experimental, very spacy and very good.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 9, 2009 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hugh Hopper RIP

Hmmm--well, you and Rob are two peas in a cross-pond pod! Perhaps he can make up a "mix disk" for driving us to the Prom (when in HS my boys all did this repeatedly...selecting the music was a serious activity prior to each prom. Truth be told, they RARELY asked me for a DEAD disk though I stood by patiently waiting, collection index in hand...sigh...).

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jun 9, 2009 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hugh Hopper RIP

Dark Side definitely marked the parting of the ways for me and the Floyd. I loved Atom Heart and Meddle, and found much to enjoy in More and Obscured by Clouds but when Waters' overblown epics started to dominate proceedings that was it. Never paid them much attention after that.

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Jun 9, 2009 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hugh Hopper RIP

didn't even get that far ........

lost interest after 'Ummagumma', though 'More' has its moments.

After that, the fire, the spark, the excitement of the 'live' side of Ummagumma gradually got replaced by the plodding, unexciting monotony of the evolution towards 'Another Brick'.

Funky Dung was passable but almost fell asleep while they fried the bacon on stage during 'live' Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast - I file that one in the 'money for old rope' section.

Wish I'd have got Hugh to sign my Soft Machine ticket stub before he popped his clogs, but then .....

Regards,

'Tosser'

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